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Introduction to my first educational boardgame - Virus Micro-War [WIP]

If you're only interested in the game itself, please skip the first 2 parts and go directly to part 3.

1. Background

Official Release date for Conquest at Kismet

Well boys and girls, the time has come (well I've kinda known about it for a while) to announce my release date for my card game, Conquest at Kismet.

The game will be released on August 20, 2015 through Victory Point Games. I'm not sure where they will be distributing to, but I hope it's a lot of places :)

Jumanji: Bring back the movie Magic.

When I researched the comercial edition of the Jumanji board game it brought up that first childhood disapointment. A boardgame that fails to capture any 'movie magic' at all. What is missing? I came to the conclusion that it is what the movie shows us, that the story tells. It's missing a story. Without such an engageing topic a boardgame falls flat as a race game or a chess game with little to keep wee ones interested. So I came up with my idea of how to redesign jumanji to 'capture' the movie magic. "tales of the arabian knights' by Zman games was my inspiration.

5d6 a GameBook Dice system.

I came up with an idea for a conflict resolution system. The intent is a system to use for my GameBook "The House of Torment" should I require to use my own creation.

The main requirements of my system is
A. Must use D6's
B. Must use more than 1.
C. Must 'feel' like a rpg system even if it's auctually fairly simple.

I came up with the idea of rolling 5d6 for each and every dice roll.
It's used as a dice pool where you count the number of passes or failures.
You'll always end up with either 3 passes, or 3 failures.
The default threshold is 3 & below for pass.

My first GameBook "The House of Torment" WIP

A while back I started a "Game Book". That's one of those Choose your own Adventure type books but with the 'advanced' style which includes dice rolling R.P.G. elements.

For years I wanted to do my homage to the 1992 video game "Alone in the Dark". Computer compilers failed over and over and no matter what I tried it was always due to a technical difficulty. Now with plain writing in a CYOA style book nothing could fail me. Nothing except bad spelling that is.

Tradewars - Homeworld: "Planetary Missions"

Hello all,

I am announcing the FIRST OFFICIAL Expansion of "Tradewars - Homeworld": "Planetary Missions".

This first expansion will feature BOTH "Missions" + "Planets". In addition by adding the expansion cards to the mix, the AVERAGE resource value is 3.0.

That's right 3.0: God's number! :P

It took a lot of analysis and then some tweaking to squeak out a PERFECT 3.0 all across the board.

So what does it mean?

Well it means that each resource card has an equal TRADE VALUE = 3.0. This means that there is no card which is better than the other...

Making the game presentable.

It only took a day to fix what the guys broke. Several more days to make new copies of cards to institute a new playstyle.

Small Pro Box Inserts now available

The Game Crafter - Insert for Small Pro Game Box

The Game Crafter is pleased to announce that we now offer an insert for our Small Pro Box. Many of you have voted for this product on our site ideas system and it became the 7th most popular request! And now it’s available.Keep submitting and voting on the ideas and we will continue to give the community what it wants. :)

Be Legend - Ragnarok

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Be Legend - Ragnarok
June 24, 2015
Mark Laufer
Be Legend grew out of an earlier board game I designed but eventually scrapped. I took all the best ideas from that and, along with the criticisms I had received, evolved it into what you see today. I have a great personal interest in history, mythos, and the need for humanity to make things greater than ourselves.

Added new Blog section to website

In this blog we will be exploring Battle Reports which is a character strategy section. Behind the scene look on the development of Be Legend - Ragnarok. Articles of the components of the game. Manufacturer updates and many more.

http://www.belegendgame.com/#!blog/cw5

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